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Craig Rowland (craigr) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me I live for the rain. Cold, wet rain.
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/CrawlingRoad

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Icebreaker
Icebreaker Merino T's don't stink after continuous wear on the trail. They also dry very quickly next to the skin. I have been using the very thin merino version all season and in fact wear...

In GEAR » non stinking baselayers?
October 24, 10:43am

AARN packs
If you have a bad back, or even a good one, I'd seriously check out AARN packs of New Zealand. They have a very unique load carrying system that puts almost all the weight in your hips. It real...

In GEAR » UL pack for cranky lower back
October 24, 7:39am

SPOT
I had an ACR and sold it. I found I preferred having the tracking feature of the SPOT. I volunteered with a search and rescue group in the past and a device like the SPOT that leaves "brea...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 11, 4:27pm

Hilleberg...
I can't say I've used a Hilleberg in 100km/h winds yet (maybe some gusts???), but have used them in lesser wind storms. I'll just add a couple comments: Soulo This tent will get c...

In GEAR » Which tents under 3kg will take 100km/h winds from any direction?
September 10, 12:03am

Helly Hansen
Yes I will sometimes carry non-breathable if I know I will be in extended downpours and maybe not doing too strenuous hiking (like climbing). I will normally use Helly Hansen Impertech II jacket an...

In GEAR » Non-breathable rain gear?
August 27, 12:06am

0.9L
I use the 0.9L Evernew pot with the Ti Clikstand and everything fits inside (even the Trangia burner and lighter). There is even room for utensil and cleaning cloth.

In GEAR » Clikstand w/ Evernew 1.3L (ECA253)
August 26, 2:05pm

Wide brimmed hat...
I find my wide brimmed hat is usually all I need even in bad downpours. Sometimes I'll pull the rain hood up over it to give extra protection. Also an umbrella as has already been mentioned can...

In GEAR » Keeping your face warm in the rain?
August 12, 2:43pm

Soulo
I do not have experience with your other tent, but do own the Hilleberg Soulo. The Soulo is a fine one person tent with usable vestibule space. It is light for such a very strong tent. The tent ...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Soulo or Mountain hardwear EV2
August 09, 2:16pm

Exped
I bought one to replace my Big Agnes insulated air core for the weight savings. I have used it about 10 nights so far. It works fine but the material feels much less durable to me than the Big Agne...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL problems
August 05, 4:34pm

Hilleberg
Buy a Hilleberg (designed by your neighbors in Sweden). I carry a Hilleberg Akto in a Catalyst pack and it fits well and can deal with very bad weather. I used it hiking in the Norwegian fjords las...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Norwegian conditions
July 27, 2:10pm

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